FDG-PET, PET/CT useful in diagnosing pediatric fever, inflammation

12/17/2009 | HealthImaging.com

Forty-five percent of FDG-PET and PET/CT scans conducted on pediatric patients with fever of unknown origin or unexplained signs of inflammation without fever were helpful in the clinical setting, a German study said. The scans helped in the final diagnosis of 73% of patients, the study also said. "This is the first larger study demonstrating that FDG PET and PET/CT may be valuable diagnostic tools for the evaluation of children with fever of unknown origin and unexplained signs of inflammation," a researcher said.

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